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Minutes from the February 17, 2015 Meeting

March 11, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY VINCE BROLLEY AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 17, 2015 meeting with one correction: The IVCC Men’s Tennis Team was approved to hold a tag day on Saturday, Feb. 21st. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the outstanding bills with one correction as noted below: Delores Rossi, $100.00; Petty Cash, $97.90; Jim Vohs, $270.00; City of Oglesby, $98.00; Schemel-Tarrillion, $1,825.00; ASK Enterprises, $1,086.50; AEA, Inc., $21.100.00; AFLAC, $117.67; Brad Anderson, $151.25; Arrow Sales & Service, $178.50; AT&T, $25.81; BHMG Engineers, $288.00; Bound Tree Medical, $221.08; Central Region Central States Baseball, $2,500.00; Comcast, $233.70; Connecting Point, $147.00; Double M Trucking, $300.00; Dresbach Distributing, $85.60; Cathie Edens, $26.15; Emergency Medical Products, $446.44; Envision, $238.00; Fastenal Company, $149.90; Feece Oil, $1,330.81; Flags USA, $388.00; Sandy Flaherty, $222.53; Foster Coach Sales, $558.15; Robert Ghighi, $72.00; Grosenbach Auto, $32.78; Halm’s Auto Parts, $770.90; Hawkins, Inc., $810.00; HD Power Supply, $410.53; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, $220,107.71; Illini State Bank – VISA, $73.12; Il Valley Cellular, $761.39; IVCH, $207.00; Jack’s Gas & Service, $22.00; John Pohar & Sons, $8,610.44; John Senica Jr., $659.71; Kendrick Pest Control, $35.00; King Tire, $513.50; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,502.05; Koolmaster, $1,973.50; LaSalle Office Supply, $84.37; MARCO, Inc., $1.297.70; Mautino Distributing, $6.00; McConnaughay & Sons, $759.13; Menards, $1,097.96; Mertel Gravel, $898.13; Midwest Mailing, $1,455.38; Dollar General, $174.81; NCPERS, $48.00; Neopost, $15.00; Oglesby Elks, $100.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $191.50; Overhead Door, $108.00; Patten Industries, $1.008.90; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,702.00; Allied Waste, $18,688.50; Riverstone Group, $599.29; Ruppert Concrete, $800.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, $111.25; Spring Valley Ford, $1,911.46; TEST, Inc., $80.00; Universal, Inc., $945.80; US Bank, $500.00; USA Bluebook, $537.11; James Vohs, $300.00; Water Products Company, $3,635.70; Jason West, $178.65; Wex Fleet Services, $2,441.30 TOTAL: $309,779.21. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for questions concerning agenda items. There were no comments.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 889-021715, which rebates a portion of the Ameren rebate back to city residents and businesses. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to purchase a material handling truck for the Electric Department. City Clerk Clinard questioned whether the bids needed to be placed on file first, since the motion was tabled last meeting. Mayor Finley agreed, and Rivara amended his motion to place the bids on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids for the Walnut Street Water Main Project. Commissioner Yborra said the section of pipe from the dry bridge to Magnal was the site of “numerous” water main breaks and needed repaired. The engineer’s estimate of $288,340.00 would be TIF eligible. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids for the Holiday Street Water Main extension. Commissioner Yborra said that the work was necessary to create a loop in a 6 inch line that feeds the west end businesses and neighborhood. An earlier break near Delaney’s caused an hours-long service interruption because the city was unable to isolate the break. The engineer’s estimate puts the TIF-eligible cost at $32,899.00. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Ordinance No. 890-030215, which Sets the Wages for the City Clerk and City Attorney, on file. The ordinance grants a 3 percent raise retroactive to May 1, 2014 and expires April 30, 2015, for the clerk and increases the attorney’s fee to $185.00 an hour. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Ordinance No. 891-030215, which Sets the Wages for the Ambulance Director and Part-time Staff, on file. The ordinance grants a 3 percent raise retroactive to January 1, 2014, and expires April 30, 2015, for the director. Part-time staff will see 2 percent raises retroactive to January 1, 2104, for 2014, 2015, and 2016. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to approve Ordinance No. 891-030215, which enacts the recently voter-approved sales tax. Attorney Andreoni explained that this was necessary for the state to enact the increase effective July 1, 2015. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adopt a Resolution No. 021715 MFT, which allows the expenditure of an additional $4,000 in MFT funds. When the 2014 street program was bid, it came in lower than expected so the city added a couple additional streets to the program. This resulted in an additional $4,000 in Motor Fuel Tax monies expended. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the Oglesby Ambulance Association for a tag day on Saturday, May 16, from 8 to noon at Walnut and Columbia. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to make at $250 donation to the Spring Valley Walleye Club. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public.

Rich Vicich asked if he heard correctly that the wage ordinances were good only through April 30, 2015. Mayor Finley said that that was the case.

Commissioner and Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara reiterated the need for infrastructure improvements in the electrical system and said he was considering buying some land by Mallick Substation. He also said his department was seeking bids for an underground fault locator. A recent outage required that the city borrow one to locate a bad wire. Rivara said that he had been asked to have temporary service to the site of the medical marijuana plant by March 21, 2015. He also said that the bid opening for the truck would be March 2, 2015, at 1 p.m. in city hall.

Commissioner Yborra talked about the upcoming resurfacing project on Walnut Street, noting that IDOT would be going out for bids April 24. Walnut Street will be resurfaced from Casey’s to Ed Hand Highway at a cost of approximately $700,000. The city’s share will be 20 percent. Yborra said that the grindings from the Walnut Street project would be used to construct the road to the new canoe/boat landing. He also said that once the snow has melted, the street department would be picking up limbs from the curb from trees that fell during the last snow storm.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to adjourn at 7:20 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk